but I may stop because it hurts! I have been thinking about worship styles, true faith, a Loving God, His Word and a bunch of other things. This Christmas season I have found myself doing more soul searching and vision searching then I ever have. Don't misunderstand my ramblings as discontentment. I am happy with where I am, who I am with and what I am doing. I am amazed that God has decided to bless my life. I do have a good one! A great wife and good job, good friends and health. I have just been trying to define things a little better to work of more goals.
I may or may not reveal in future blogs more detail on some of these areas. One thing I will tell you is I want MORE faith. I got a little and want a lot. As I told the youthgroup this week: Sometimes I don't act like God is as great as He really is. If I had true faith in how great God is, I think I would act differently. I think it would be easier to "Love Others" and even tell tell them how great He is and what he has done for us. In the same way I don't have sufficient faith in how BAD being separated from God could be. I once heard someone say that when you die, and see God face to face, experience His presence and then have that taken away because you didn't believe when you were alive, that being separated from Him is worse than all the fire and pain of hell! Have you ever beheld something so precious only to have it taken away from you? That is what I am talking about. Just a million times more.
Tell me, How many people did you potentially let slip into an existence without God this week? Did you tell the lady at Mcdonald's about your hope in God while she served you your coffee? Yeah, me neither. If I truly believed that she was in danger, I would have acted different. I would have told her AND showed her.
Tell me, what did you do this week to make your God valuable to the people you encountered? Maybe if WE CHRISTIANS worked harder to increase God's value to the world, more of them would be listening to us!
I love the Gospel (how can I not) but I think we have way to many people repeating it and even defending it but NOT LIVING IT.
P.S. God loves you, He sent His only Son (Jesus) to pay the price for your sins (the things you think, do and say that separate you from God) by dyeing on the cross, on the third day he rose to life and now sits at God's right hand and has prepared a place for us in Heaven